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  • The Effects of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

    May 9th 2017

    A new research brief by the NYU Furman Center explores what we know about whom the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program serves and what research finds about the impact of the program. Read more »

  • News & Events

    Policy Breakfast Explores Permanent Affordability Requirement

    March 24th 2017

    On Tuesday, March 21st the NYU Furman Center hosted a policy breakfast entitled Requiring Permanent Affordability: Costs, Benefits, and Challenges to explore the benefits and challenges of a permanent affordability requirement for government-subsidized housing. Read more »

  • Data Updates

    Citywide Sales Volume Down in 2016 as Housing Prices Continue to Rise

    March 22nd 2017

    In 2016, the number of property sales was lower in all five boroughs than in 2015, while prices continued to rise. Permits for new residential construction fell in 2016, following a spike the previous year. 2016 saw the highest number of residential units authorized for occupancy in the past five years. Read more »

  • Research & Policy

    The Dream Revisited: Race, Segregation, and Politics

    March 6th 2017

    The twenty-third discussion explores the impact of persistent racial segregation on political discourse and electoral outcomes in the United States. Read more »

  • Research & Policy

    Housing a Nation: The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

    February 17th 2017

    The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), established by the Tax Reform Act of 1986, is the nation’s largest subsidy for the construction of affordable rental housing for low-income households. This first installment of the NYU Furman Center’s Housing a Nation Policy Minute series summarizes timely research and sheds light on how these subsidies operate in jurisdictions across the U.S. Read more »

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